Preference vs Druther - What's the difference?

preference | druther |

As nouns the difference between preference and druther

is that preference is preference while druther is (rare).

As a verb druther is

(us|informal|often jocular) would rather; would prefer to.

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Alternative forms

* (archaic)


(Preferans) (en noun)
  • The selection of one thing or person over others.
  • The option to so select, and the one selected.
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  • The state of being preferred over others.
  • A strong liking or personal valuation.
  • A preferential bias; partiality; discrimination.
  • Preferans, a card game, principally played in Eastern Europe.
  • Verb

  • (US) To give preferential treatment to; to give a preference to.
  • See also

    * preferences ----




    (en noun)
  • (rare)
  • * 2004 , Sherry H. Penney, James D. Livingston, A Very Dangerous Woman: Martha Wright and Women's Rights ,
  • The teacher told Martha that she had invited a neighboring planter to send his children to her school, but "he said 'Me & my wife had no eddication, nor any of my gals, but I would rather they never would have any, than go to school with niggers.' So he had his druther !"48

    Usage notes

    * The plural form druthers (which see also) is much more common.


    (head) (no infinitive, tenses, or participles)
  • (US, informal, often jocular) Would rather; would prefer to.
  • I'd druther stay home today.
    We druther go swimming than go to school.
  • * 1884 , ,
  • The old gentleman was for going along with me, but I said no, I could drive the horse myself, and I druther he wouldn't take no trouble about me.
  • * 1903 , ,
  • "He's no slouch at dog-breakin', that's wot I say," one of the men on the wall cried enthusiastically.
    "Druther break cayuses any day, and twice on Sundays," was the reply of the driver, as he climbed on the wagon and started the horses.